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Article
Healthcare Intermediaries
Regulation (2007)
  • Alex Stein
Abstract

This article identifies various factors — legal and economic — that reduce the quality of medical care under the MCO framework. Specifically, it identifies MCOs’ functioning as platforms in a two-sided economy and the virtual absence of incentives on the part of MCOs and their doctors to compete with each other over the quality of medical care. The article also develops a law reform proposal that would unlock that competition.

Keywords
  • HMO,
  • MCO,
  • medical malpractice,
  • two-sided market
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Alex Stein. "Healthcare Intermediaries" Regulation (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alex_stein/17/